I'm 21 and I've recently been diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disorder after a 'lupus like flare' for the first two weeks of December and a string of positive blood tests after having my Raynauds checked earlier in the year.
On one hand, I left the hospital very relieved to have a diagnosis and prescription after 9 months of uncertainty and only 2 weeks of really bad symptoms. I was also assured that so far, the disease has not affected my body in any significant way, and hopefully with the hydroxy, I can carry on living my normal life with only monitoring.
All excellent news and I've been over the moon to hear it.
However, as the relief passes, the reality sets in that this is a chronic condition that won't disappear after a bit of hydroxy.
I'm trying to stay positive and I have good reason to, but there's still a worrying thought that this might worsen, even though it's a case of if "I'll cross that bridge when I get to it".
How did you guys feel when you got your diagnosis(es)?
Finally, Merry Christmas to everyone, wishing you a lovely time.